Pretty Hurts

Album: Beyoncé (2013)
Charted: 63
  • Mama said, you're a pretty girl
    What's in your head it doesn't matter
    Brush your hair, fix your teeth
    What you wear is all that matters

    Just another stage
    Pageant the pain away
    This time I'm gonna take the crown
    Without falling down, down

    Pretty hurts
    Shine the light on whatever's worse
    Perfection is the disease of a nation
    Pretty hurts
    Shine the light on whatever's worse
    Tryna fix something
    But you can't fix what you can't see
    It's the soul that needs the surgery

    Blonder hair, flat chest
    TV says bigger is better
    South beach, sugar free
    Vogue says
    Thinner is better

    Just another stage
    Pageant the pain away
    This time I'm gonna take the crown
    Without falling down, down, down

    Pretty hurts
    Shine the light on whatever's worse
    Perfection is the disease of a nation
    Pretty hurts
    Shine the light on whatever's worse
    Tryna fix something
    But you can't fix what you can't see
    It's the soul that needs the surgery

    Ain't got no doctor or pill that can take the pain away
    The pain's inside
    And nobody frees you from your body
    It's the soul that needs surgery
    It's my soul that needs surgery
    Plastic smiles and denial can only take you so far
    And you break when the paper signs you in the dark
    You left a shattered mirror
    And the shards of a beautiful girl

    Pretty hurts
    Shine the light on whatever's worse
    Perfection is the disease of a nation
    Pretty hurts
    Shine the light on whatever's worse
    Tryna fix something
    But you can't fix what you can't see
    It's the soul that needs the surgery

    When you'r alone all by yourself
    And you're lying in your bed
    Reflection stares right into you
    Are you happy with yourself
    It's just a way to masquerade
    The illusion has been shed
    Are you happy with yourself
    Are you happy with yourself
    Yes

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